Awwww, thank you Davis! I can't even begin to tell you how special Abby is to me. She was my Mom's dog and since Mom and I have always been very close I've known Abby since she was a pup. In fact, Mom and I were out driving around one day when we saw someone trying to give some dogs away. We stopped and fell in love with Abby and had to bring her home. As years went on she became Mom's shadow and what a connection the two of them created. I'm sure Abby was Mom's soulmate dog that many of us talk about.
A year and a half ago Mom passed away after a very brutal 3 month bout with leukemia (and inept doctors). Abby came to live with me after that and I know it probably won't be all that long before she joins Mom. Until then though, I'm pampering her and giving her the best life I can. She's an absolutely wonderful dog.
I'll let Abby know she's the pet of the day today!